From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
Since it first burst onto the scene in December 2011, the Movement for Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa (generally MUJWA in English, or MUJAO in French) has been a difficult group to pin down. The group was originally characterized as a “dissident” faction of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), though its actions have raised a number of possible contradictions and open questions (laid out admirably along with excellent background here, here, ...Keep Reading »
Andrew Lebovich is a Washington D.C.-based researcher focused on the Sahel and North Africa. He co-edits the blog al-Wasat.
“As Syrian refugee camps fill up in all neighboring countries, more refugees either move out of camps to live in cities or the camps become integrated with the towns surrounding them. The increasing presence of Syrian refugees in cities forces us to reconsider the ‘crisis’ from the point of view of the urban.”click | email | tweet